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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Dec. 21, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011.
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Harrington wins second straight major

Harrington wins second straight major

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Irishman Padraig Harrington shot a 4-under-par 66 and won the PGA Championship Sunday, his second straight major title.

Woods goes for 5 in a row at Bay Hill

ORLANDO, Fla., March 17 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods shoots for a history-making fifth straight victory in the Bay Hill Invitational opening Thursday in Orlando.

Tiger goes for 5th straight Bay Hill title

ORLANDO, Fla., March 16 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods will attempt this week to become the first player in PGA Tour history to win the same tournament five years in a row.

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Woods, Mickelson head Skins Game

INDIO, Calif., Nov. 29 (UPI) -- After a dominant performance in the Grand Slam of Golf, Tiger Woods heads a four-player field again in the annual Skins Game.

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In Sports from United Press International

A roundup of top sports stories

Woods shoots 66 at PGA Grand Slam

KAUAI, Hawaii, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods moved halfway toward his fifth straight title in the exclusive $1 million PGA Grand Slam of Golf by shooting a 6-under-par 66 on Tuesday and opening

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Woods goes after Grand Slam event

KAUAI, Hawaii, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods, the top-ranked player in men's golf, tries to extend his record with a fifth straight victory at the $1 million PGA Grand Slam of Golf when the pri

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PGA Champions

CHASKA, Minn., Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Winners of the PGA Championship
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Walter Hagen
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Walter Charles Hagen (December 21, 1892 – October 6, 1969) was a major figure in golf in the first half of the 20th century. His tally of eleven professional majors is third behind Jack Nicklaus (18) and Tiger Woods (14). He won the U.S. Open twice, and in 1922 he became the first native-born American to win the British Open, which he went on to win four times in total. He also won the PGA Championship a record-tying five times (1921, '24-'27), and the Western Open five times when it had near major championship status. Hagen totalled 45 PGA wins in his career, and was a six-time Ryder Cup captain.

Hagen was born in Rochester, New York, and came from a lower-class background. He developed his golf game at the Country Club of Rochester, beginning as a caddie, and earned money to help support his family from pre-teen age. Hagen played golf at every chance he got; caddie access to the course was limited to off-peak times, as it was elsewhere in the U.S. during that era. Hagen gradually improved his golf skill to the stage where he was an expert player by his mid-teens, and was then hired by the club to give lessons to club members and to work in the pro shop. He made his top-class professional debut at age 19 at the 1912 Canadian Open.

Hagen was also very skilled at baseball, primarily as a pitcher. He canceled a 1914 tryout for the Philadelphia Phillies in order to play in a golf tournament. Later that week, Hagen was the U.S. Open Champion, and his career was changed forever.

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